Tim Fenton Music Lessons
Tim Fenton Music Lessons

Tim Fenton Music Lessons

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Introduction: Hi I’m Tim and I would love to work together! I have taught many student from age 4-60+ of all different levels on the upright and electric bass. I’m grateful for my musical education and I would like to share that with my students. I got my BM (Bachelor of Music) at Oberlin Conservatory and MM at USC. I know every student learns in a different way and I tailor each lesson to that particular student’s learning style. In addition to teaching I’m also an active performer. I have played at such venues venues such as the Paris Ballroom in Las Vegas the Blue Whale, Catalinas jazz club, and Capitol Records just to name a few. I specialize in jazz, pop, r&b, rock and classical.

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Serves Los Angeles, CA

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Gavin P.
Sep 27, 2023

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Tim is an excellent bass teacher and has been a pleasure to work with. He is very accommodating and makes learning the bass a true joy. I tend to have difficulty taking in too much theory at a time, which has never been a problem with Tim. He gets how I want to study, giving me enough to learn the fundamentals but keeping it fun the whole way through. A highlight of each session is when he asks "what song do you want to learn" and no matter what it is, he can reverse engineer the bassline after a quick listen. For me, this is a huge part of why I like working with Tim-- he knows that if I have fun with the instrument, I'll get better in time. I highly recommend Tim for bass lessons!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, the student cannot read music • Country • Folk • Blues • Classical • Jazz • Rock • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

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Marco A.
Oct 10, 2020
As a trained pianist with a masters in music, I have had a lot of experience working with many instructors from around the world and to this day, Tim continues to be one of the best. When I was seeking a teacher, I knew that I wanted to find someone who would not only inspire me, but broaden my musical knowledge, which is exactly what Tim has done. I particularly sought him out after hearing the Tim Fenton Group’s most recent record in which he composed all original songs for different instruments, including the trumpet, saxophone, piano, drums and bass. I was very impressed, and I continue to be. In the three years, I have studied with him, he has exposed me to world sounds and technique that have allowed me to become more innovative in my own composition and performance. Prior to working with Tim, I never considered particular tropes which I now employ regularly in my music. Furthermore, his mastery of production has given me a whole other dimension of musicality to contemplate in my work. The value that Tim has provided me continues to be potent. Beyond all that, as a person, Tim is thoughtful, attentive, and patient, which makes him a superior teacher and an enjoyable individual to work with. His affable disposition and creativity are infectious. I have never heard anyone play the bass quite like Tim does. Whether we are exploring improvisation or the practice of a new technique, Tim makes the process fun, a quality that is essential for the longevity of a practice. It is with my utmost respect and confidence that I recommend Tim as a teacher and professional. I trust that any individual seeking to grow as an artist will greatly benefit from working with him.
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Lora M.
Feb 27, 2020
I study guitar with Tim. He's an excellent teacher! He is very knowledgable about the guitar and music. He very patient (which is important to me as I'm an adult learner) and helpful and makes my lessons fun. He always knows a technique or exercise that helps me improve my playing. I would highly recommend Tim.
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Cesar G.
Feb 18, 2020
My experience has been amazing. I’ve always felt comfortable and not embarrassed of the level I am at when I’m around him. It’s great how he doesn’t make it known that he’s more advanced! I’ve always walked into rehearsals and private lessons where everyone always tries to show off their skills/chops, it makes me feel discouraged. Not with Tim Fenton, he’s very good at reading where you are as a musician and his responsiveness to that is fantastic. Highly recommend.
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Sean M.
Feb 18, 2020
Tim, is an amazing Bass teacher. I started off as solely an electric bass player. Through lessons with Tim, I was thought the fundamentals of upright bass as well as lessons on how to better my electric bass playing. He is a very knowledgeable musician that can give you pointers and exercises on how to better your overall musicality. I recommend Tim to the fullest.
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